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Vegan & Gluten Free Beer, meet Phil from Brass Castle brewery

Brewhouse Group

This month we are talking to Phil Saltonstall from Brass Castle Brewery. He tells us what makes beer gluten-free and vegan-friendly and how his time in America has influenced his views of the craft beer scene. 1) Brass Castle Brewery is renowned for gluten-free and vegan-friendly beers. Please would you explain how your beers are…

Who is the man behind Brewtown Tours

Brewtown Tours Owner

As you might expect for the owner of a business providing beer tours, Mark Stredwick has been drinking the brown stuff ever since his early years in Great Ayton, Teesside. The introduction largely consisted of his Dad’s homebrew, a nod to his future enthusiasm for small-batch, a real ale brewed in microbreweries by passionate men…

Inspired by continental cafe-bars, meet North Brewing Co

People drinking beer and laughing

Inspired by continental cafe-bars and dismayed by the lack of options available on the Leeds bar scene at the time, directors John Gyngell and Christian Townsley set out to revive the city’s flagging nightlife by opening a friendly drinking spot with a focus on never-before-seen imported beers and excellent service. How did the two of…

Treason, Chocolat… it’s The Hop Studio

The Hop Studio team

You founded The Hop Studio in 2012 – what inspired you to become a brewer? As a professional bureaucrat for nearly 20 years, I thought it was time to make a meaningful and beneficial contribution to society. Although I’d claim that I was one of the good guys who got things done it was clear…

BEERTOWN 2017: An Insider’s View

BeerTown glass York

Today, we’re welcoming Bad Seed Brewery’s Chris Waplington to the Brewtown blog to talk to us about the BEERTOWN festival, running from May 18th – 20th in the Yorkshire food capital of Malton. “The dates are set and the countdown has begun to BEERTOWN 2017. This is the fourth year we have run BEERTOWN together with Brass Castle…

Yorkshire distillery gets into the spirit of things with production of the county’s first single malt whisky

Spirit of Yorkshire wooden tanks

As the birthplace of parkin, Betty’s tea rooms and the eponymous pudding, Yorkshire has long been recognized as a true foodie’s delight. The local drinks industry isn’t far behind either, with microbreweries aplenty and even a few gin makers now scattered across the county, But whisky – isn’t that best left to the Scots? Fledgling Yorkshire…

At the bar with… Lee Grabham, Brew York

Lee Grabham owner of Brew York

Brew York is a relatively new addition to the Yorkshire beer scene, which makes the brewery’s stratospheric ascent to popularity even more impressive. Owned and run by two-man team Wayne Smith and Lee Grabham, what started as the shared pipe-dream of two homebrewing enthusiasts became a reality when the pair decided to take the plunge….